WM native on 'Naked and Afraid XL'

Dustin "Duck" Campbell (courtesy photo)

Dustin “Duck” Campbell, a West Monroe native, is one of 14 survivalists testing their skills on both land and sea in Discovery Channel's “Naked and Afraid XL.”

Campbell, who dedicated his run on “Naked and Afraid XL” to the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter where he works, said he gave his very best effort in the new season.

“I think Ouachita Parish will be really impressed with what I did,” Campbell said. “It's a test of the mind, body, soul, no doubt about it.”

Campbell was previously on “Naked and Afraid” and “Naked and Afraid XL: All-Stars.”

“You can see my ups and my downs,” Campbell said. “Nothing has changed, but my fight changed. I met new friends, lost friends.”

In the most grueling challenge yet, participants strive to survive a treacherous 40 days and 40 nights on an isolated island completely detached from civilization. Arriving by boat, four teams of three begin their adventures dropped in the brutal South China Sea, forcing them to swim through shark-infested waters to sun-scorched deserted islands of jagged rock beaches and impenetrable cliffs.

In addition, two all-stars embark to attempt an unprecedented 60 days surviving in the harsh equatorial wilderness.

Many survivalists are entering this season looking to overcome past obstacles including Charlie who is looking for redemption after his Day One tap-out in his previous attempt on XL and Manu who was pushed to the brink of death after contracting dengue fever during her 21-days in Panama. But in this environment where “death can strike from above and below,” each survivalist must dig deep and uncover the skills needed to survive the most grueling XL location to date.

Viewers can catch up on past seasons of “Naked and Afraid” and “Naked and Afraid XL” on the Discovery GO app – free with their paid TV subscription.

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